Mother’s Day

DSCF0910“She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. … She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.” — Proverbs 31:13, 21-22

Today is Mother’s Day, so here are a few things that I admire about my mother:

  • She worked her way through college.
  • She chose to homeschool me and my siblings. Neither she nor my dad was homeschooled, but she knew that she wanted to do that for us.
  • She was always interested in nutrition. One of the local grocery stores actually started an organic section just for her!
  • She taught herself to sew as a little girl. She has taught me to sew, knit, crotchet, quilt, and cross-stitch. She has made wedding dresses, costumes, sweaters, &c. We have cross-stitches framed on our walls that she stitched. When I was a little girl, she made many of my clothes. I have many adorable outfits saved that she made for me.

Here are some pictures of outfits my mother made for me that I have saved:

Purple knit baby dress:
Purple knit baby dress 1 Purple knit baby dress

Jungle outfit:
Jungle outfit 1 Jungle outfit 2

Knit baby blanket and stuffed rabbit:
Knit baby blanket and stuffed rabbit 1 Knit baby blanket and stuffed rabbit 2
Knit baby blanket and stuffed rabbit 3

Jumper and top:
Jumper and top 1 Jumper and top 2
Jumper and top 1

Velvety Christmas dress:
Velvety dress 1 Velvety dress 2
Velvety dress 3 Velvety dress 4

Taffeta dress:
Taffeta dress 2 Taffeta dress 1

Yellow corduroy dress:
Yellow corduroy dress 1 Yellow corduroy dress 2
Yellow corduroy dress 3 Yellow corduroy dress 4

Strawberry outfit:
Strawberry outfit 1 Strawberry outfit 2
Strawberry outfit 3


I loved playing with my baby blanket. The yellow corduroy dress and the strawberry dress with its pinafore were a couple of my absolute favorite outfits as a child. The sweater was my favorite sweater ever and I was so sad when I wore it out at the elbows!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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